Teiz Motorsports One Piece Riding Suits - Official Thread

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by TheNedster, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR800

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    I've been reading this thread and I am really impressed with the level of service apparent here. The suits look nice, too, especially that Power Shell!

    I am a Roadcrafter user and am happy with the functionality and comfort but I would love a nicer fitting, better protected suit that retained the ease of use the Roadcrafter offers. Goretex was a huge selling feature for me and I'm basically clad in the stuff top to bottom. The breathability and water resistance is much better than the rest of the waterproof membranes out there, imo.

    Curious for your feedback on whether this is something you would integrate into your Power Shell. I have read a lot of this thread and I know you recommend a waterproof outer but I had to ask
  2. teizms

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  3. TO Scootz

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    OK everyone, the problem with the custom pants has been sorted out.:clap

    Thank you Ghazi for a very prompt resolution! :freaky

    mchasal, thanks for the heads up, fortunately I had cut and pasted the e-mail address, so no problems.:D

    Once we get the new pants I'll post a review, both here and in the "Revolution" thread.

    Roy
  4. TO Scootz

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    As an owner of both a Lombard one piece (which I'll eventually replace with a Power Shell) and a Navigator two piece, one of the reasons I bought them was because they DON'T have a Gore-tex lining. I have a few Gore-tex garments, none for motorcycling, and I like them....but. They can be awfully sweaty in the very humid heat we get in the summer here in Southern Ontario. Because of this, I much prefer my motorcycle gear to breath...a lot. If it rains, I throw on the Frog Toggs, which keeps my Teiz gear clean and dry for when it stops raining. YMMV

    Roy
  5. teizms

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    E-mail from customer:

    First I would like to thank Teiz and Ghazi for making their products available in custom sizing. I would have had to settle for a much less feature filled riding suit with less protection and "rain solutions" I did not want. It also is rather nice to have the cache of being the only rider in a Teiz suit when meeting
    with other riders.

    I have waited to actually put some miles on my Navigator before writing as I find other's reviews written within hours of unpacking are somewhat useless. That being said, I find that so far, about 1200 miles, I am quite satisfied with my purchase.

    My general assessment would be that the pants and jacket are very well made and thought out. In person, the materials and look of this suit are impressive. Being my first custom, non-racing gear, I was expecting a lot and received it. I have never been as comfortable riding as i have in the Navigator. The many body measurements sent to Teiz were well worth the time to get accurately.

    It has taken me a while to get around to actually try out most of the features as Winter took it's time departing this year. Cold weather riding started around 45 to 55 degrees F.

    The Navigator is well ventilated so even with the Exkin Air liner and a Cortech Winter base layer I needed to add my electric long sleeve. All thin layers and very comfy. Above 55 F, the electric liner was not needed and I pulled the Exkin out as well after 70 degrees. With just a base layer (Winter or Summer CoolMax) and the shell, I have been very comfortable.

    The pants never seemed to need my electric liners, probably due to less ventilation and have remained comfortable up into the 80s. I'm on an ADV, so if your behind a Goldwing fairing you will probably have a warmer experience.

    I have finally started to use the venting. I believe with every thing open, except the neck, that this thing is as cool as my old Joe Rocket all mesh jacket and pants. That makes me extremely happy as most of my local riding is in the heat. Open the neck and snap it down, you are in the wind. I also use an evaporative cooling vest but have not used it yet with the Navigator.

    Some of the features I really like are the soft Neoprene at the neck and cuffs. The adjustability of the over-all fit of the jacket and the pants. The suspenders, which I did not think I would like, are great. Because of the excellent fit, and the suspenders, one of the most unexpected likes is the ease with which I am able to use toilet facilities at a gas station or restaurant. You won't see that mentioned in a magazine review.

    I do have a few nits but certainly not game changers. one of the concerns is the kidney belt style waist strap that zips into the shell to secure the back protector. I have never had a full zip together suit before, only the
    short nine inch style. With the Exkins liner in, it is hard for me (old and less mobility) to zip the jacket and pants together(perhaps mastered with time). Consequently I skip the zipper in Winter mode and secure the jacket by
    using the kidney belt.


    My last comment would be to thank Ghazi Farooq for his patience with all the emails and phone calls.

    If you're ever riding through Wisconsin you are are welcome to visit. The "Driftless Area" has some of the best
    motorcycling roads in the world. "

    John- Highland, WI


    more pictures coming tommorow
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    as promised - more pics from the above review

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  7. ScottRS

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    Hey Ghazi - sent you an email a couple of weeks ago but looks like the message never got through. Question: I've got a Lombard V5 or V6. Love the suit. Any chance the armor can be upgraded to Sas-Tec?

    Thanks,
    Scott
  8. teizms

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    hey

    the pockets are different sizes so it won't fit.
  9. teizms

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    latest feedback Australia:

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    My new custom made Sahara Suit has arrived. Delivery time even to Australia exactly as promised. The suits fits absolute perfect. Finally thanks to the awesome work of Teiz I have a suit with arms and legs as long as it should be and not too wide.

    Unfortunately we are moving house next week and I do not have much time for a longer ride to test the suit proper. But I can already say it fits perfect. It feels perfect and it look very good.

    Ventilation is good. Much better than my Dryrider air.
    As soon as I have some more time for a good ride I will send some nice pictures.

    Thank you for the very good service so far.

    Lothar
    Anula, NT, Australia.

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  10. teizms

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    hope everyone is having a great long weekend :freaky
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    Moving to a new server. site and email will be down for 24 hours.
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    site is back up and running. please do report if you notice any issues or missing content
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    Got my suit last week an have to say I wasn't really expecting it to be as comfortable as it is. Really liking it. And the color...can you see me now? Lol!!!

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  16. Icy_

    Icy_ Stationary Traveller

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    Ghazi,

    I am not one of your customers - yet. But seeing you the retailer who builds custom riding gear in the belly of the beast braving questions, requests, push-backs gives me great comfort and a sincere amusement. I have the greatest of respect for you and your business Ghazi, well done. The reviews I have read so far are nothing short of a huge support of a bravo that you deserve. Well done indeed. For following your dream, you are truly an adventure rider.

    Hope to become your customer one day.

    Cheers

    Icy

    PS: Please fix these broken pointers to the old server / forum. I see links here and there, click it to read and get a 404. ie: http://www.teizms.com/blog/2011/09/19/waterproof-jackets-and-liners/
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    thank you for the kind words and support :freaky
    we recently switched servers and i have to get around to fixing some broken links..
  18. satur9

    satur9 angry black guy

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    I have a v2 and was looking to mabey upgrade. to latest lombard or mabey powershell. im thinking lombard. but would like pics of the drench quench liner. I like the powershell. but cant even begin to fathom how one would put a rain suit on over top of one I have mesh pants and jacket for very hot weather. with rain gear. I have to take off jacket just to be able to bend over to put on the rain paints. and the mesh gear is far thinner less armor than a one piece suit. mabey. you can show how its done.
  19. doc_simple

    doc_simple Meat popsickle

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    I had the very first iteration of their one-piece suit and I just got some rain gear 2 sizes up and slipped it over. Great suit but was definitely not waterproof.

    I'm not gonna say it was easy like I'm some sort of overweight yoga guru but when I was riding through yet another ridiculous downpour I was sure glad I had it. First gear battery powered heated vest underneath and first gear rain suit over. Had I gone down I would have been very glad of the Teiz suits protection. Of course, ymmv :deal

  20. satur9

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    like I said I had a v2 . and it was waterproof enough. for me. . ( few wet spots here and there)...if Iknew I was to be in the rain a long time. I had windbreaker jacket and pants. I wore over street clothes. but under suit..which I found worked the best. (it made the suit easier to slip on)..basically what im trying to figure out is why the lombard can have a liner but not powershell.does the powershell absorb to much water or somthing. I tried putting my current rain gear on over my lombard.i eventually struggled it on. and needed help getting it off cause I couldnt move..it doesn't make sense to me to have to rebuy my rain gear upsized even more to fit over the more expensive powershell( and still probably struggle to get it on). so it will probably be the latest lombard. pics of the liner . will help me see if its just like wearing my windbreaker suit under my v2 or not.